Best for the Nest

Faculty & Staff

Please stay tuned to your campus inboxes, the university’s homepage and our Best for the Nest website for COVID-19 updates. To further support health conditions on campus and in our community, please consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine and booster if you haven’t already – we offer them on campus at the Student Health Center. They are our best defense against the virus. Need more information? Contact coronavirus@uncw.edu. 


CDC Launches Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

The CDC launched a Quarantine and Isolation Calculator to help individuals figure out what to do if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

 



Health Assessment 


Although the university discontinued its daily health assessment email in March 2022, individuals are encouraged to review the guidance below to support the university's health and wellness protocols.

Health Guidance 
If you feel unwell, please do not attend in-person classes, participate in on-campus events, or work onsite until you receive medical guidance.  

  • Students exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or those who have been in close contact with individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should call the Student Health Center at 910.962.3280 to make an appointment or contact their medical providers for assistance. Students should notify their faculty members when they will miss class.
  • Employees exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or those who have been in close contact with individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should contact their health care provider, notify their supervisor and then notify the Student Health Center at coronavirus@uncw.edu
  • Maintain good hand hygiene – a protective measure for the flu, colds and COVID-19. Hand sanitizer stations installed as part of our pandemic protocols will remain in place across campus, and masks will remain available at several locations.
  • In indoor settings, unvaccinated individuals are still encouraged to wear masks to protect themselves and others. 
  • Some members of our community may choose to continue wearing face coverings for a variety of reasons. Please respect their decision. If an employee asks another employee, student or guest to wear a mask inside their individual office, please honor the request or make alternate arrangements to meet outdoors, by phone or virtually. 

 

If You are Ill


Symptomatic Guidance
Feeling unwell? Please do not attend in-person classes, participate in on-campus events, or work onsite until you receive medical guidance. Students exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or who have been in close contact with individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should call the Student Health Center at 910.962.3280 to make an appointment or contact their medical providers for assistance. Students who test positive at off-campus facilities should notify the university via coronavirus@uncw.edu.

Employees exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or those who have been in close contact with individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should contact their health care provider, notify their supervisor and then notify the Student Health Center at coronavirus@uncw.edu.

CDC Launches Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

The CDC launched a Quarantine and Isolation Calculator to help individuals figure out what to do if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

Additional UNCW Resources

COVID-19 Decision Tree for Students with Close Contact (PDF)

COVID-19 Exposure Decision Tree (PDF)

 

Training for Faculty and Staff


All new faculty and staff, as well as faculty and staff who have been working remotely for an extended period of time, are encouraged to complete virtual training before returning to campus. To access the training:

  • Login to mySeaport
  • Select the Administrative Services tab
  • Select UNCW EH&S Vivid Learning Access under the Finance
    and Business Affairs heading, Services subheading.
  • Select “Pandemics: Slowing the Spread” and “Cold, Flu, and
    Transmissible Illness Prevention” to participate in and complete
    the training.
  • When you are done you can print out a certificate if you would like.

These basic programs are designed to offer general information and best practices regarding health and safety measures during a pandemic and/or cold and flu season. These programs are not intended as in-depth courses on these subject matters.

If you have technical difficulties accessing the training or questions or concerns about the training, please contact EHS at ehs@uncw.edu.

Face Coverings


Message from Chancellor Sartarelli: Fall 2021 COVID-19 Updates from UNCW

For Spring 2022

The university’s indoor face covering requirement applies to students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status. The protocols in place include: 

  • Wear face coverings in campus dining areas, break rooms and other places where food is consumed. Remove them only when actively eating or drinking and then replace them while sitting and talking with others.   
  • Wear face coverings in class and at indoor events, including artistic performances, conferences, lecture series, and student organization activities.
  • Wear face coverings in multi-passenger vehicles such as WAVE buses, shuttles, vans and UNCW vehicles. Personal vehicles and open-air vehicles such as golf carts or gators are not included in this requirement.
  • Wear face coverings at indoor UNCW Athletics events, including men’s and women’s basketball games. 
  • Classrooms and other areas on campus are equipped with free, disposable face coverings.
  • Face coverings are not required when someone is alone in their office or in their assigned residential spaces.
  • Obtain free, reusable masks from Student Health by requesting them at coronavirus@uncw.edu

As a reminder, noncompliant students can be asked to leave a class and/or may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students. Noncompliant employees may be referred to a supervisor and/or Human Resources. Event hosts may ask noncompliant guests to leave indoor events if they refuse to follow our face covering requirement.  

While UNCW does not require face coverings for general outdoor activities, face coverings may be required or strongly recommended for large gatherings. Please see specific event information for guidance and/or signage. 

 

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Questions? 


  • Check out the "Best for the Nest" FAQ for the answers to many common inquiries.
  • Contact ehs@uncw.edu for information about health and safety guidelines. 
  • Contact coronavirus@uncw.edu with questions about COVID.